British GT Esports Brands Hatch GT3 - Can success ballast stop Baldwin?

British GT Esports Brands Hatch GT3 - Can success ballast stop Baldwin?

02.04.2021: British GT Esports Championship Brands Hatch Easter Sunday April 4th 2021 James Baldwin made amends for his Oulton Park faux pas by claiming a comprehensive victory last weekend at Snetterton to establish a 14-point lead over Angus Fender

British GT Esports Championship
Brands Hatch
Easter Sunday April 4th  2021

 

James Baldwin made amends for his Oulton Park faux pas by claiming a comprehensive victory last weekend at Snetterton to establish a 14-point lead over Angus Fender who salvaged points after an opening lap incident with Sandy Mitchell.



That prevented Century’s Round 1-winning BMW from seriously challenging the McLaren, which instead romped to a 23s victory over Team Rocket RJN colleague Michael O’Brien whose race was compromised by damage. Both will require fault-free performances on Sunday if they’re to capitalise on Baldwin’s maximum Success Ballast.


Ben Green, driving another Century BMW, sits two points behind team-mate Fender but carries an extra 10kg handicap for completing Snetterton’s podium, while another consistent performance from Jody Fannin leaves JMW’s Ferrari two points further adrift.


Morgan Short should also once again feature in Rollcentre’s Mosler-themed McLaren after another promising performance last week. However, the son of team owner and real-world British GT race winner, Martin, faces stiff opposition from fellow top-five protagonists Sam Neary (Team ABBA, Mercedes-AMG), reigning champion Sandy Mitchell (Barwell, Lamborghini) and Andrew Watson (Garage 59, Aston Martin).


Further back, Team Brit’s Bobby Trundley is the only driver outside of the top-five to score points in both races thus far. However, his total of just four points actually represents a meagre return for strong performances that have been blighted by bad luck.




- Tom Hornsby photo Xynamic Automotive Photography



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